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Global solar installations in 2013 hit 37GW, according to the latest data from the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA).
SolarWorld has reported preliminary 2013 financial results, highlighting its continued bankability issues in key historical markets such as Germany during its lengthy financial restructuring phase.
A strong spike in PV module shipments in the fourth quarter of 2013 supported Canadian Solar closing in on 2GW of shipments for the year and secured a return to profitability in 2013.
A survey conducted by the European Commission has found that 90% of citizens think it’s important for their government to aim for a greater share of renewable energy by 2030.
The company showcased a selection of its products at the Ecobuild show in London this week, including a battery-based energy storage system for use in combination with PV.
Solar crowdfunding service Mosaic is to offer loans to homeowners in California for PV systems.
Kenya’s solar feed-in tariff is insufficient for projects to be viable and should be entirely reviewed, according to the head of a company looking to develop large-scale PV plants in the country.
RESolve energy consultant Madhavan Nampoothiri says the US complaint to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) regarding India’s national solar mission (JNSSM), can only serve to antagonise India.
Wuxi Suntech is currently upgrading cell and module production lines in China ahead of plans to increase in-house module capacity in 2014, according to its recently appointed CEO, Eric Luo.
Solar market analyst, GTM Research and the US Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA) have published the Solar Market Insight Review 2013, revealing a 41% PV installation increase in 2013.
Schneider Electric’s PV business operations were said to have reached a new milestone in 2013 with over 1GW of cumulated service contracts for PV power plants.
China’s leading Monocrystalline wafer producer, Solargiga has acquired Chinese solar EPC services provider, Jinzhou Wintek Silicon Materials for approximately US$2.5 million. Solargiga’s ingot/wafer subsidiary, Jinzhou Yangguang was responsible for the acquisition.
ReneSola said it had supplied approximately 45,900 PV modules to an 11.7MW ground-mounted PV power plant project in Italy.
The US Department of Energy (DoE) has revealed its 2015 budget with more funds allocated for solar but a crucial Investment Tax Credit (ITC) axed.
Despite some uncertainties last year over the status of large-scale PV in Kenya, the country’s director of renewable energy, Isaac Kiva, has revealed that 25 projects totalling 750MW are now being advanced.